Infantry Units: 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.
Field and Staff
George D. Oviatt enlisted as a 41 year old Private in Company G, 87th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. He was
promoted to the post of regimental Chaplain on June 30, 1862, and in this capacity
was captured along with the rest of the regiment on September 16, 1862 at Harper's
Ferry. He was soon paroled and mustered out October 4, 1862.
Hancock Courier: August 15, 1862
Roster - Company E, 87th OVI
Edward Calkins enlisted as a 25 year old First Sergeant in Company E, 87th
Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862.
Captured with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry on September 16, 1862, he
was soon paroled and mustered out October 3, 1862.
Letter: June 25, 1862